On October 28, 2010, 94 year old Molly Fischer was found inside the walk-in freezer of her California nursing home. An organized search within the home found her alive and standing inside the freezer. She was immediately taken to the hospital and has since been returned to her residency at the Silverado Senior Living Center in Calabasas, California.
Nursing Home Negligence at the Silverado Senior Living Center
While Molly was found alive and returned to her home in restored health, can it be determined that she is, in fact, safe? Molly, like many of the other residents at Silverado, suffers from dimentia. It is likely that she wandered off and ended up inside the freezer without knowing where she was going. Where was the staff when Molly wandered off? Will they abe able to prevent this from happening again, to Molly or any other resident?
It is this same kind of nursing home abuse and negligence that killed Ruby Larson in Molalla, Orgeon. Ruby, falling out of the sight of a negligent staff, wandered off and was found dead three years later.
Silverado Senior Living Center can cost upwards of $70,000 a year. Molly Fischer’s family paid 70k to a facility that lost her, and were fortunate enough to find her in enough time to save her life. Had they taken any longer, Molly could have died. Silverado remains a bit quiet about Molly’s condition now, but a spokesman for the home, Mark Mostow, released this statement:
We immediately conducted an investigation, and took appropriate corrective action against two employees. It’s an unfortunate incident, and we’re very sorry that it happened, and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure this does not happen again.
NJ and PA Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
If your loved one has been the victim of negligence or nursing home abuse, you must seek the counsel of an elder abuse attorney. Nursing homes and long term care facilities can not continue to get away with their subpar, negligent, and often deadly care.
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